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Dunedin: 'Little Paisley' (1st of 3)

Dunedin: 'Little Paisley'

Dunedin was founded as a Scottish Free Church settlement in 1848. Some settlers came from the area of Paisley (near Glasgow, Scotland), where the weaving industry was in recession. This area at the southern end of Dunedin, pictured in 1849, became known as 'Little Paisley'. The fashionable dress of family in the foreground suggests a degree of prosperity in the embryo settlement.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-051-014-a
Hand-coloured lithograph by Edward Immyns Abbot

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Ben Schrader, 'Presbyterian Church - Church building and missions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 January 2018)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 May 2011, updated 14 Mar 2017